Beginning in fall 2014, these Sher Distinguished Scholars (either undergraduate or graduate students) will be awarded full-ride scholarships to the College of Music based on their demonstrated exceptional ability and potential to excel at a national and international level.
BOULDER, Colo. — Brett Madsen was deeply interested in music as a high-school student in Florida. It just wasn’t the pop, rock, hip-hop and other genres most of his peers listened to. He was into classical music, from Bach and Beethoven to Mozart and Chopin. And he was very into writing the same kind of thing.
Violinist Jenny Shea, a Colorado native and graduate student at the CU-Boulder College of Music, climbed daunting Longs Peak with her friend, cellist Gal Faganel, professor of cello at the University of Northern Colorado, play a free 'rock' concert on July 22, 2013.
Top: Scored by Dan Brandt, played by violinist Marisa Ishikawa, cellists Megan Knapp and Trevor Minton, and pianist Peter Mathys. Ishikawa and Knapp also appear briefly. Bottom: Scored by Hugh Lobel, played by Ishikawa, Knapp, Minton, and Mathys.
Little more than a decade before Joel Schut arrived for a two-month teaching project at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, music was banned in the war-torn central Asian nation. From 1992 to 2001, the ruling Taliban prohibited the playing of music and actively destroyed thousands of instruments. An entire generation of Afghans was not allowed to take part in the act of creating music.
When the Colorado Buffaloes catch a breather during Pac-12 network football games this fall — ditto for the basketball team, right into spring — expect to see a top-notch team from the CU-Boulder College of Music step in.
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced that he has accepted the resignation of Daniel Sher as dean of the College of Music at CU-Boulder effective June 30, 2013. Sher, who will have served in the post for 20 years when he steps down next summer, will return to the College of Music faculty. He was named dean of the College of Music in July of 1993.
The students of the pre-professional organization for music education majors at the University of Colorado Boulder have recently been recognized nationally and locally for the quality of their programs and their commitment to providing learning experiences for their members.